BlackRock Future Forum

Introducing the BlackRock Future Forum

While the global health pandemic has affected our ability to gather in person, it hasn’t impacted our desire to connect with our institutional clients to share insights on the topics that are influencing markets and impacting society, and to foster debate on the issues that matter most.

Below you will find the on-demand content from our recent Future Forum sessions. We hope you find the insights from our thought leaders, investors and external experts illuminating as you navigate the uncertain road ahead. We look forward to continuing the conversation, both virtually and — when conditions permit — in person, once again.

Zach Buchwald: Welcome to the BlackRock Future Forum.

Zach Buchwald: Today’s session will explore the opportunities and challenges of investing in China.

Zach Buchwald: China now contributes close to 20% of global GDP.  For investors that consider the entire global landscape of opportunities, China has simply become too big to overlook.

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China-focused experts examine
China’s accelerated growth
geopolitical headwinds
potential of Chinese markets

Investors analyze the role of China in portfolios across
Equities
Fixed Income
Private Markets

Wei Li: What has become very clear to me is that China and China assets represent a significant opportunity to meet long-term investment goals.

Tom Donilon: China and the United States are really going to be the two chief engines of growth in the world coming into 2021 and 2022.

Gregor Carle: We’re living in a world where yield is in incredibly short supply and, you know, China is a source of that elusive necessity.

Jeff Shen: Sustainability and technology are certainly two areas that I think are very important when we think about China.

Celia Yan: Chinese investment spectrum in the private space has emerged into a more relationship driven, ecosystem driven landscape.

Preston Hutchings: Our goal is to get good returns for our shareholders, not to get good returns for our shareholders subject to home bias.

Zach Buchwald: At BlackRock, our goal is to help our clients create a deliberate plan to participate in China’s growing and resilient market.

China: The evolving investment landscape

In June, we examined China’s role on the global stage, the potential of Chinese markets and ensuing opportunity and risks for investors, convening China-focused experts, BlackRock leading investors and more.

Keynote sessions

Investment breakout sessions

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